Friday, September 28, 2007

Wayang Rakyat In A Mall

Projek Wayang is back on track for the year and beyond, with our latest series of public performances in conjunction with Hari Raya celebrations!

Come join us as we present the short stories of the mischievous Sang Kancil and the bumbling Pak Pandir, as told through the wayang kulit form. Featuring Aziz Ali, Azmyl Yunor, and Fahmi Fadzil, with puppet designs by Fahmi Reza.

Venue: Center Court, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
Dates, Times, Shows:
Sunday, 30 Sept - 4.30pm: Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya
Sunday, 7 October - 4.30pm: Pak Pandir and the Pot of Honey
Saturday, 20 October - 2.30pm: Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya
Sunday, 21 October - 2.30pm: Pak Pandir and the Pot of Honey

For more information on this event as well as Project Wayang in general, you can visit their blog,

Millionaire Threads

I recently bought a tee from (that time sale lah, $10 only!) and surprisingly found this little fact about them,

The founders of (Jacob DeHart, 25, and Jake Nickell, 27), have just made it on the Young Millionaires list in the Entrepreneur Magazine in USA with the projected sales of $25 million to $30 million for 2007!!! ZOMG!

Read about it here.

Oh and one of the founders is a friend of Fahmi's college mate! ZOMG.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Less waiting!

If you haven't been to this site before, well, you should. A font of useful and practical solutions to speeding up your life past the boring bits. Particularly interesting are the Instant baby soothe and Turbo parking. Boy, I'd love to turbo park.


Meet Uncle Hussain. No, it's the name of the very cool Malaysian indie band. Also, Lagu Untuk Mu is the title track for the show, KAMI, playing on Malaysia's mainstream 8TV.

Big up the 1-1-8

Swiss firefighters sure know how to break a beat :)

First spotted via

Monday, September 24, 2007

10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka (Rescreen)

Award winning documentary, 10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka, rescreening at Annexe, Central Market tomorrow night (25/9) at 9PM.

More info

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


You guys have to check this out. Another nail hit right on the head. Yasmin Ahmad does it good. All six Merdeka TVCs on one site. Enjois.

cool covers

I love what FWIS is doing with these compilation CDs of theirs. Crisp illustration, minimal treatment, aaahhh.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Radio Drama

I have no idea what's going on, but this is hilarious! Another score for Petronas :)

ps - this reminds me of 'Welcome Back Mr McDonald'!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My Country

Just a couple of days ago a set of greeting cards celebrating 50 years of Malaysian arts was launched. Designed by the wonderful studio of William-Harald Wong, 25 cards of Malaysian arts practitioners are distributed throughout 5 beautifully packaged boxes. Check out the website to see the images that appear on the cards for yourself, and to order them. I bought a whole set - it's well worth it!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Prediction of the Home Computer in 1999

Found this video (made in 1966) showing a prediction of the home computer in 1999. If only it were true with flying cars...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Take the power back! (10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka)

Directed by graphic designer turned filmmaker, Fahmi Reza.

Extract from his blog " Filem dokumentari pendek ini menceritakan pengalaman yang dilalui oleh 5 individu yang turut serta dalam perjuangan politik kiri untuk membentuk sebuah gerakan kemerdekaan rakyat di Malaya, sepuluh tahun sebelum merdeka "

Catch it this Friday at The Annexe in Central Market on the 14th of Sept at 8pm, in conjunction with Freedom Film Festival 2007. It's by invitation only, so get your invitations here.

Fahmi Reza has also documented his findings in his blog.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Bunga Manggar Bunga Raya

Bunga Manggar Bunga Raya is the first full-length project in eight years by controversial choreographer and pioneering ‘dance terrorist’ Marion D’Cruz.

The motley crew of performers featured in this project include diverse, award-wining individuals such as:

* Contemporary dancer-choreographers Elaine Pedley & Gan Chih Pei;
* Actors Anne James, Edwin Sumun, Vernon Adrian Emuang, Fahmi Fadzil, Neo Swee Lin & Karen Tan (SECOND LINK);
* Playwright Leow Puay Tin;
Directors Janet Pillai & Mark Teh;
* Filmmaker James Lee;
* Visual artist Liew Kung Yu;
* Lighting designer Mac Chan;
* Journalists Jacqueline Ann Surin & Hari Azizan;
* Producers, and production/stage managers June Tan & Wyn Hee;
* Recent ASWARA graduates Ezdianie Hayatie Omar, Janet Moo Tein Ni & Ahmad Firdaus Che Yahaya.

Venue: The Actors Studio Bangsar, Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Dates: 8.30pm, 6-8 September 2007 & 3.00pm, 9 September 2007
Tickets: RM40 and RM20 student/senior citizens.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tread Lightly on the Land

From one of my favorite small-time 'big boys (and girls)' of landscape design comes Sekeping Serendah, an absolutely beautiful retreat designed completely with a focus on the environment, located about half an hour from the Kuala Lumpur city center.

Come on, touch it, we know you want to...

The latest Apple toy from Uncle Steve: the iPodtouch. With Wi-Fi web-browsing capabilities. Woot.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

how home shapes you

For lovers of their music, it's definitely worth watching. The trailer (beautifully shot by Alan Calzatti) shows the stunning visual geography of Iceland, and you can only begin to see where Sigur Ros' sound originates from.

I am so lonely...

A very interesting take on personifying The Wind, and how it feels it can exist in society :)

Spotted via NotCot.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Tan Hong Ming In Love

You've got to hand it to Yasmin Ahmad, her works touch the nerve and the heart. Her most moving piece yet. Amazing what one can say in 1:26.